A quick peek at the T.G.B.s trip to D.C.
Door County Wisconsin that is.......
Yes, I was having a really bad hair day.
We got up there just as the color peak for Fall 2012 happened.
The colors were not quite as brilliant as usual, but more on our reasoning why later.
After a quick stop at the HONEY CRISP apple orchard
we were on our way.
It appeared to be a bumper crop this year.
After dumping our stuff we were out for our first ride. I was feeling pretty good, but S had a cold a brewing.
Not hauling our bikes up and using my brother and SILs was one of our wiser moves.
A new TREK bike has moved to the top of my Santa Wish List that's for sure.
Forget vintage, I want a new one.
We had a wonderful first few days.
But, then it happened......
The rain settled in as we were dining at
And it hit.
The cold that Scott had brought with him.....well, it got the best of me too.
Even with the couple of apples a day.
I just couldn't keep that cold away.
We decided to make the best of the couple of good days of weather before the rain and chill came back in.
So out and about we took to the roads to see what we could see.
There are a few things we like to do up there.
Stopping by one of our favorite beaches to make our annual
cairn is always a stop.
This view is on the quieter side of the "DC Thumb"
but probably one of the more picturesque.
I, of course, this year was determined to RIDE my favorite road.
So, stopping the traffic I did.
"Hey, slow down, can't you see we are having a photo shot here!!!"
Pedaling down the curves gave me such a thrill.
Pumping back up.....well, that's another story.
But, the downhill was worth it all.
So, here's our guess for 2012.
SUNDAY, OCT 6th at 3:48pm
Fall Peak for colors was reached.
Not to say there isn't still color, but the most brilliant for the year was set.
It's always anyone's guess what time, week or month it will happen.
But, it was clear it was going to come early this year, just like at home.
They also have had very little rain the whole summer.
You could even tell looking at Lake Michigan that it was low.
Even so, Peninsula State Park was full of great colors.
Just not quite as sharp as usual.
A lot of just turning to yellow and then dropping going on here in the Midwest this year.
Did you know that when the temp is hovering in the low 40s,
that the skies are blues and the air is very crisp.
But, you could tell that the end of the season was upon us.
We were also very glad to see that they were getting some much needed rain.
Usually, the water line is out to the end of this dock.
So rain it was.... as rain it was needed.
And as our colds moved from our heads to our chest, we need our time was limited.
But, we loved the courage of this sailor getting one last sail in before bring the boat in for the winter.
A couple last shots of this years adventure.
Hey, can you guess what famous painting this is half of?
So, that's it for this year.
We had a great five days.
Looking at all our pictures, I would say it was another successful trip this year.
Just a little shorter, but still fantastic overall.
But, can I tell you nothing felt better last night than
a big swig of NyQuil and hitting our own bed.
Now, the question is......
what am I going to do with S home the rest of the week.
Oh, lord, I need to think of something to keep him busy.
A good Honey-Dew list should work.